Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Good Vibes


Welcome
Meet today's card and you will never believe what I used to create it.  
A SALAD SPINNER!!
Yes, you heard me right.  



So here's what I did to create my fun card.
  • I began by cutting a piece of Yupo paper 3 3/4 x 5 and got out the salad spinner.  *I bought mine at the Dollar Store.  You could also find them at the Second Hand stores too but I couldn't find one that didn't have a post in the center of it *
  • I laid my Yupo paper into the spinner and then dropped on some Ranger Alcohol inks.  

  • I squeezed on some Blending Solution, placed on the lid and spun away.  If you aren't getting a good blend, just add more AI's or even some Rubbing Alcohol and spin again.  That's the fun of this technique.  When I lifted off the lid, here's what I was left with.  Isn't it pretty?

  • I removed the paper from the spinner and when it was totally dry, I die-cut the word 'friend' from it and set it aside.
  • I die-cut the 'friend' 3 more times from white cardstock, then glued them all together. 
  • I glued the inked panel onto a heavy white card base, then I fitted and glued the sentiment back into the background.  
  • Using my black and white Posca pens, I splattered the card front to add some interest.
  • I place a thin strip of scrap paper into my Misti, and stamped the little sentiment.  I pop dotted that just under the sentiment.  
  • I added three black gems to finish it all off.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you get a chance to try it out.

Supplies
Stamps- Tiny Words (Simon Says)
Ink- Ranger Alcohol inks, Versafine
Paper- Yupo, heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- salad spinner, Ranger Blending Solution, pop dots, black gems,
Friend die (??); Posca pens, Misti (My Sweet Petunia)

22 comments:

Pat said...

Who would have thought a salad spinner could have this use but the finished result is fabulous Karen and love your embedded sentiment and the added black on white stamped strip with the black gems which coordinate perfectly with your added black and white splatters. A bright and beautiful card! x

Unknown said...

Love this idea...

Betty said...

I did this a few years ago with acrylic paints and that worked really well too - never thought to try alcohol inks - and your card is so pretty - thanks for the idea!

Mac Mable said...

I am so glad you showed the process photos Karen, as I was stumped about this. What a fun way to do a unique and amazing card. Vibrant colours, fabulous card and I have put a salad spinner on my list!

Robin said...

I never felt the need for a salad spinner until just now. Awesome!

nancy littrell said...

I recently found a small salad spinner that I thought I had gotten rid of and remembered there was a background technique using a spinner, but did not remember how to use it or that you used alcohol inks on Yupo....now I am excited to try your technique, my friend. LOVED your beautiful artsy background, colors and stacked sentiment. TFS Karen. BTW we got home last night from our awesome 3 1/2 week trailer camping/hiking trip:-) Lots of growing and blooming have been going on at home, so lots of catching up, but will be a labor of love:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

lynda said...

Wow, Karen! Thanks for the salad spinner tip! LOve, love, love your card, and the black and white spatters and raised lettering really set it off! So very clever, you are!

JenniferE said...

Wow Karen! I love this idea! Great result.

Susan said...

What a fun technique! I'll have to go to the dollar store and get a cheap salad spinner (not sure I want to use the one I use for my salads!). Love the blend of blue and green, and the black splatter and gems add to the overall artsiness!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and a great way to use the salad spinner. I used to have one but I never liked it and it was sold on a rummage sale. Now it would have been nice to own again. LOL Who knew!

Glennis F said...

What a great result! A fabulous idea

Christine Alexander said...

This technique has been on my To Do list for a while. thanks for the wonderful inspiration with such a gorgeous card ♥

Jeanne H said...

Excellent card and the idea you had to make it. Love the colors too!

Lori m said...

Beautiful card, love the salad spinner technique, I'll have to look for one and give it a try, hugs, Lori m

Unknown said...

That's awesome 💕

cuilliesocks said...

WOW what a fabulous idea Karen and you've ended up with a brilliantly designed card, loving your colours too, Kate x

Bonnie said...

WOW! You always amaze me with your techniques, Karen! This is really awesome. What a great background!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Wow, what an awesome card and techique! I actually went over to amazon and looked at spinners and then forced myself to click out. I need another art toy like a hole in my head, lol. I'll just watch you do it! XOX

Cathy said...

Such a cool technique! We use our salad spinner for washing lettuce but I'll be looking for another one! TFS, the card looks amazing, Cathy x

Nancy said...

This is gorgeous and I love your technique. I have a question as I am new to cardmaking and alcohol inks. How did you get the word "friend" so perfectly coordinated with the card colors if you did it separately after you inked your base background?

Unknown said...

Beautiful work. If I can't find yupo paper, what other paper can I use. Would parchment paper work. I love this idea. Thank you.

Kathy said...

Go to your local thrift store! I can almost always find photo paper, and use the backs for inking. And while you are there, look for a salad spinner!